A few weeks back if you're on Twitter you might have noticed that I won a Clarins summer collection prize pack that I'm still shaking my head in disbelief over. It was a bigger prize pack than I was really expecting and greatly appreciate winning so I want to send a BIG thank you to Dave Lackie! I used to work for Clarins and at that time, Clarin's wasn't trying to be a big competitor with their makeup line but that has changed within the last couple years. Take for instance the unbelievably gorgeous Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact which looks like an incredible work of art. At first I didn't want to touch it but since I'm a bronzer fiend I decided that some things can't be left to just stare at! :P
Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact holds 3 shades of bronze to take your look from just a touch of sun glow to full out bronzed summer beauty. In the middle of the designed bronzer is a golden dazzling center which helps you control how much shimmer you would like your bronzed glow to have. Made of a Mineral Sunlight Complex and Light-Optimizing Complex, your skin will look natural and imperfection-free.
Price: $35 USD
Blended in on left, swatched on right (with flash)
Leaning on the very warm side, this bronzer is not sheer like Clarins mentions it is but the colour is very buildable and a little goes a long way! Since the colour is quite orange-red, this bronzer will look the best on medium to darker skin tones, which means I need to build a good tan so I don't look funny :P The center where all of that "shimmer" is so miniscule as you can see in my swatches. There is a slight sheen given to the skin but it's mainly matte. Application is smooth and the powder is finely-milled so I'm not left with any chalkiness or a cakey look. Overall, this bronzer lasted throughout my entire work day! For those of you second guessing this bronzer, for one thing for the price you are getting A LOT of bronzer at 0.70 oz, which is a lot more than you would get with other bronzers currently on the market. So that definitely would justify the price for me if I hadn't won this in a contest and was considering buying it.
What do you think of Clarins Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact?